When you think about it, places are large parts of our psyche. We go to places we love – wildlands, rivers, deserts, seas, and mountains – go there when we’re hurting from the treatment of other humans or the society we live in. We need those sanctuaries, those sacred places; there’re medicine for whatever ails us. ~Katie Lee
The latest episode of The Dirtbag Diaries, Blind Date with the Desert, has me thinking a lot about my upcoming run in Utah and in a larger context, the places that I hold sacred. For me, those locations include the windy beaches of the North Carolina Outer Banks, the solitude found in the depths of the Florida Everglades, and the mashup of mountains and coastlines that make up New Zealand. These are the places I want to return to whenever I feel that something in my life is out of balance, or when I just need some time to think.
What about you? What places do you hold sacred?
Check Out more stories from Hillary Oliver, author of Blind Date with the Desert, at The Gription.